Motorola Mobility is to launch a new device in Europe this week, raising speculation the manufacturer’s flagship Moto X smartphone is finally destined for UK stores, after launching exclusively in the US in August last year.
A press invitation for tomorrow (13 January) invites journalists to join the manufacturer ‘on the next step of Motorola's journey as we welcome a new addition to the European Motorola family of products.’
The invitation features a shot of an event in which the Moto X is being held up above the crowd.
The Moto X is Motorola Mobility's first smartphone to be developed since the company was acquired by Google. The Moto X was quickly followed by the Moto X Developer Edition, both of which were launched exclusively in the US.
The Moto X sports a 4.7-inch, 1280 x 720 display, 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 10MP rear camera, 2MP front snapper, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and the choice of either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.
If the Moto X is to launch in the UK, it is expected to be keenly priced as part of Motorola Mobility’s strategy to regain a significant foothold in the smartphone market. The flagship device is currently selling contract-free in the US for $400, and $100 on a two-year contract with Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.